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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Fle3 1.3.0 - CSCL software

I think, from looking at the screenshots, that Fle3 looks outrageously 
interesting and useful.  It seems that some thinking that is greatly 
parallel to that which is going into my NexistWiki experiment is embedded 
in Fle3.  Who knows?  Maybe I got my ideas from reading about the Fle3 
predecessors; I'll never know, but I'm quite sure I've never had an 
original thought.    (01)

 From the perspective of a passionate open source (but not Free Software) 
hacker, unfortunately, I will not be able to download Fle3 and play with 
it, and, I suspect, many of the other OHS-developer wannabes on this list 
won't either. Nothing in the OHS plan calls for GPL-licensed software; the 
OHS license has been based on Apache for some time now, and there has been 
a bit of discussion about looking at the Apple Public Source License as a 
new license model.    (02)

Of course, if the UIAH Media Lab were to change to the LGPL license...    (03)

Jack    (04)

At 10:51 PM 9/9/2002 +0300, Teemu Leinonen ("another Finnish ecoterrorist") 
>UIAH Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland has 
>released the first non-beta version of a computer supported collaborative 
>learning (CSCL) software, called Fle3. Fle3 is Open Source and Free 
>Software released under the GNU GPL.
>Fle3 is designed to support group centered work that concentrates on 
>creating and developing expressions of knowledge (i.e. knowledge 
>artefacts). The design has been inspired, among other things, by Dr. 
>Engelbart's work. I thought that, people in this list could be interested 
>in Fle3 and give us valuable feedback.
>Fle3 WebTops can be used by teachers and students to store different items 
>(documents, files, links, knowledge building notes) related to their 
>studies, organize them to folders and share them with others. WebTop also 
>includes "shared folder" for each study work or project.
>With Fle3 Knowledge Building tool groups may carry out knowledge building 
>dialogues, theory building and debates by storing their thoughts into a 
>shared database. The study group may use Knowledge Types to scaffold and 
>structure their dialogues. The Knowledge Type sets are fully editable and 
>one may export and import them. Fle3 comes with two default Knowledge Type 
>sets: (1) Progressive Inquiry, and (2) Design Thinking.
>Fle3 Jamming tool is a shared space for collaborative construction of 
>digital artefacts (pictures, text, audio, video). A study group may work 
>together with some digital artefacts by uploading and downloading files. 
>Versions are tracked automatically and different versions are displayed 
>graphically. Jamming can be used for many kind of collaborative work 
>requiring versioning.
>You will find the Fle3 1.3.0 from:
>Best regards,
>         Teemu Leinonen
>         "another Finnish ecoterrorist" :-)
>Teemu Leinonen
>Office: + 358 9 756 30 296
>GSM: +358 50 351 6796
>Media Lab, UIAH Helsinki
>Future Learning Environment 3
>http://fle3.uiah.fi    (05)

XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-74960-2.    (06)

http://www.nexist.org/wiki/User0Blog    (07)